AboutHatherleigh is a place apart - an ancient town of cob and thatch cottages situated in the heart of rural Devon in one of the few places where tranquility can still be found and the stars seen at night.
The town Nestles peacefully in a landscape shaped by a thousand years of settlement and farming. Hatherleigh is not simply picturesque, but a working landscape and town, home to an active and welcoming community where history and tradition blend comfortably with modern life.
Part of that tradition can be seen at Hatherleigh Market on a Tuesday morning where, for generations, farmers have gathered to by and sell their livestock.
Other local traditions include "Running with the tar barrels" at the opening of the annual carnival and the Walrus's Charity Dip on New Years Day.
Map & Directions
Exit the M5 at junction 27 and follow the A361 towards Barnstaple. Remain on the A361 for approximately 36 miles until you come to a roundabout where the A39 to Bideford is signposted. Follow the A39 for approximately 10 miles until you come to a roundabout where the A386 to Bideford is signposted to the left. Follow the A386 through Bideford, Landcross and Great Torrington to Hatherleigh.